Your air-conditioned apartment is a safe refuge from New York’s summer heat, but it’s time to get out of the house and do a little exploring. The realtors at Tracey Real Estate in Brooklyn, NY, play in the neighborhoods where they work, and there’s nothing they don’t know about the wide expanse of the borough and its surrounding areas. If you’re ready to get to know your home city a little better, they have the best tips for where to go.
A Realtor’s Guide to Must-Explore Places This Summer
1. Ditmas Park
Situated on the far outskirts of Brooklyn, Ditmas Park doesn’t look like New York. It’s better described as a lavish New England town complete with historic Victorian homes and cool, kitschy shops. You could spend hours wandering the streets admiring the impressive architecture of more than 200 mansions. When you’re done, satisfy your appetite with a visit to Farm on Adderley, or do some home décor shopping in one of the many shops.
Take a quick trip to Flushing, Queens by grabbing the 7 train or LIRR to Flushing-Main Street. The best thing about this area is its bustling Chinatown and diverse multi-ethnic food and wares. Bring cash and an empty stomach to enjoy the countless dim sum restaurants and food stalls.
You could spend a day, or even a weekend, soaking up the sun and salt water at this Queens beach. There are almost two miles of sand where you can spread out a towel and cozy up to a good read or really dive into surf culture. Sign up for a lesson or rent jet skis or paddle boards. When you’re thoroughly tanned and tired, enjoy the restaurants on the boardwalk or nearby. If you decide to spend the night, the summer nightlife is something you don’t want to miss.
Whether you’re new to the area or getting a little too comfortable in your personal bubble, visit these popular summer spots for a reprieve from daily life. You might just find an area you’d like to move to. Ask the realtors at Tracey Real Estate where the best property is. The team of licensed and experienced professionals will show you exclusive deals to fit your needs and taste. Call (718) 376-4994 today or browse apartments for sale on the website.